Annie Cosby Jun. 10, 2014, 4:00pm

A man is suing a gaming and electronics vendor, claiming he fell after stepping on a piece of plywood covering an old coal chute at the company's Indiana facility.

Ernest Komorowski filed a lawsuit May 16 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Patriot Gaming & Electronics Inc., alleging premises liability.

According to the complaint, Komorowski was moving commercial refrigeration equipment on Patriot's premises on North Lindberg Avenue in Griffith, Ind., with the permission of the defendant, on May 17, 2012, when he stepped on a piece of plywood covering an old coal chute on the second floor and fell 20 feet down to the first floor.

Komorowski is seeking more than $50,000 in damages and is being represented in the case by attorneys Todd A. Smith and Sean M. Houlihan of Power Rogers & Smith P.C.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L005267.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Cook County Circuit Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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